Thursday, 26 April 2018

Seychelles Fishing News: A1 Fishing

A1 Fishing Logs a Great Month for April 2018

A1 Fishing, one of the leading charter operators in Seychelles, have a logged a successful month for April 2018 for their guests who turn to them  to provide expert crewed fishing expeditions in our rich waters. 

Following their live feed on Facebook, A1 fishing have posted updates of some great days fishing throughout the month. Follow their highlights below. 

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Hotel Updates: North Island

Seychelles' North Island Wins Gold at the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards

North Island, a luxury private island resort in Seychelles, has won gold at this year's African Responsible Tourism awards.

The award ceremony was held last Wednesday evening, at the WTM Africa travel and tourism trade show in Cape Town, South Africa.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Hotel Updates: CaranaBeach Hotel

Sustainability Tops CaranaBeach Agenda

CaranaBeach Hotel embarks on “Refuse the Straw” campaign to commemorate 2nd anniversary

Patrons of the CaranaBeach Hotel on Mahé are being asked to safeguard the ocean and its inhabitants, each and every time they order a drink.

And they’ll do so by refusing to drink from a straw. Or at the very least, by enjoying the use of a biodegradable version supplied by the hotel.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Hotel Updates: Indian Ocean Lodge

The Ritualistic Travelers 

They’ve been thanked, wined and dined, even honoured with gifts of state. So after 33 years, what keeps German couple Herbert and Corinna Pietsch coming back to the Seychelles?

One thing you’ll never hear between Herbert and Corinna Pietsch: “Remember that time we went to Seychelles?”

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Seychelles Tourism News

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label Renewal for Three Hotels

The Tourism Department has renewed the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) certification of three hotels – Cote d'Or Footprints and Constance Lemuria on Praslin and the Four Season Resort Seychelles at Baie Lazare.

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne presented the SSTL certificates to the representatives of the three hotels on Thursday.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

New Property Alert: Chalet Bamboo Vert

Mason's Travel Adds Chalet Bamboo Vert  to Our Accommodation Portfolio

Chalet Bamboo Vert on La Digue Island, Seychelles, has been added to our accommodation portfolio. 

Ideally located in central La Digue, this comfortable guest house allows guests to have easy access to the local village of La Passe & the jetty. 

Friday, 20 April 2018

New Property Alert: Domaine Les Rochers

Mason's Travel Adds Domaine Les Rochers  to Our Accommodation Portfolio

Domaine Les Rochers , a new property on La Digue Island, Seychelles has been added to our accommodation portfolio. 

A small establishment set in a tropical garden features two self-catering bungalows and four new apartments. Located at the heart of the village of La Passe, close to shops, diving centre, internet cafe, boat charters, banks, bicycle hire and restaurants. 

Thursday, 19 April 2018

New Property Alert: Cocotier du Rocher

Mason's Travel Adds Cocotier du Rocher to Our Accommodation Portfolio

Cocotier du Rocher, a new property on La Digue Island, Seychelles has been added to our accommodation portfolio. 

Located in the heart of La Digue and only 5 minutes from La Passe this self-catering establishment is surrounded by a lush garden making it an ideal way truly experience an authentic La Digue getaway.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

New Property Alert: The Ridge Residence

Mason's Travel Adds The Ridge Residence to Our Accommodation Portfolio

Located on a ridge overlooking La Louise, the recently renovated property offers modernity and comfort. 

Comprising of 12 standard rooms which can accommodate a maximum of 3 persons. The Ridge Residence is suitable for people travelling alone, couples, families or even groups.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Moves its Airport Sales Office to Victoria

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has moved its Airport Sales Office to its Mahe Sales Office in Victoria effective today, 17 April 2018.

The move to the Mahe Sales Office located in the Independence House will enable the airline to enhance operational efficiencies and improve the customer service.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Hotel Updates: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Kempinski Seychelles Resort inspires Future Seychellois Hoteliers

Recently, a team of chefs from Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare visited aspiring Seychellois hoteliers at the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA). Executive Chef Hamzeh Abu El-Foul, together with three other members of his kitchen team, were invited by the Academy to help second-year Food Production students create a decadent three-course lunch, which was served to STA staff, members of the press and other invited guests.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Expands Codeshare Network to Minsk

Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways have expanded their codeshare agreement to cover flights to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, effective from 29 April 2018.

The new codeshare deal will see, Air Seychelles place its “HM” code on three weekly flights between Minsk and Abu Dhabi to provide travelers easy one-stop connections to and from Seychelles.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Airline Updates: Zil Air

Zil Air Orders New  Tecnam P2012 'Traveller' Aircraft

Zil Air has announced an order for a Tecnam P2012 Traveller aircraft.

The arrival into service of the next-generation 11 seat P2012 Traveller has been highly anticipated by many air passenger operators, who have been demanding a replacement for the many hundreds of ‘heritage’ aeroplanes in the FAR23/CS23 category, which are currently in service around the world.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Hotel Updates: Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel

Renovation Works at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel

Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel have announced that they will be undergoing renovation works in their main restaurant, Island Trader, from 10th April 2018 through to mid July 2018.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Hotel Updates: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare Celebrates EarthHour 2018

On Saturday 24 March, at 20:30, Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare joined a global community of eco-conscious individuals, businesses and communities in observing the 2018 installment of EarthHour. Lights in the luxury hotel’s central building were switched off and switched out for candlelight, as guests’ attention was drawn to the main beach where a commemorative pyre lit up the night.

Monday, 2 April 2018

New Property Alert: Chauve Souris Relais

Mason's Travel Adds Chauve Souris Relais to Our Accommodation Portfolio

The Chauve Souris Relais is a small private island located a few hundred meters from the beautiful beach of Anse Volbert and  Côte d'Or, reachable in a few minutes by boat. 

The relais is composed of a natural stone house that consists of the lounge, dining room and pontoon equipped with sun loungers.  

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles and Sri Lankan Airlines Sign Agreement for Greater Network Access

Air Seychelles and SriLankan Airlines have signed a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) to provide travellers with greater access and seamless transfers onto each other’s respective route networks, effective 1 April 2018.

As part of the partnership, guests travelling with Air Seychelles will be able to purchase through tickets with SriLankan Airways from Seychelles to Colombo, and onwards to Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore and Tokyo.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Mason's Travel News

Mason’s Travel Staff Shine at Ocean Race to Mark 45th Anniversary of Seychelles’ First Marine Park

Staff from Mason’s Travel had an excellent showing at the annual kayak race to commemorate the Ste Anne Marine Park, now celebrating its 45th year of existence. About 35 participants took part in the race, ten of which were from Mason’s Travel. Participants started from Ste Anne Island, winding past the islands of Moyenne and Round before returning to the finish line.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island enjoys social media storm with UNILAD Adventure

For an online platform that reaches billions of people, even a tiny fraction of that amount can hold value for advertisers and businesses. But for Denis Private Island, it would appear UNILAD’s massive audiences have taken a special interest in the Indian Ocean island.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Seychelles in the Spotlight

Holidaymakers Enticed to add the Seychelles Islands to their bucket list by UK media

Seychelles has been gaining prominence in some of UK’s top publications. Recently, Seychelles was also listed among the 25 best destinations for winter sun by The Telegraph -- one of the biggest newspapers in the UK, with an outreach of almost 1.2 million.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Airline News: British Airways

British Airways is Back, Offering Year Round Flights to Seychelles

The first British Airways (BA) flight in 14 years landed at the Seychelles International airport on Sunday March 25, 2018.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down at around 6.10am with 214 passengers onboard.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Hotel Updates: Cerf Island Resort

Did You Know You Know About This Great Offering from Cerf Island Resort? 

Did you know that Cerf Island Resort, on Cerf Island, Seychelles, offers guest and visitors  an opportunity to enjoy guided snorkeling and hiking adventures?  What's more, this great offering is available free to all guests staying at the resort! 

The guided snorkel and hike tour is conducted by the Cerf Island Conservation Programme (CICP) and runs daily Monday to Friday starting at 10:30 am. 

Check out the promotional flyer and map below for more information. 

Monday, 19 March 2018

Live the Seychelles Experience . . .

 . . . on Alphonse Island!

"Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans." We have all heard this saying at some time or another and it is so true. 

Our everyday lives are filled with planning, work and obligations that often occupy our time and leaves room for little else. For mental and physical well-being is it important to 'isolate' yourself, take some time to savour your thoughts and breathe in the peace and quiet. What better place to do so than a remote island paradise..?

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Announces 2018 Summer Schedule

Air Seychelles has today announced its 2018 summer schedule, offering travellers a choice of up to 25 international and 200 domestic flights a week.

Travellers can book seats for travel from 25 March to 27 October 2018.

This summer season, Air Seychelles will be operating the following international services from Seychelles International Airport:

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Seychelles Tourism News

Seychelles' Tourism Minister and Tourism Board CEO Hold Talks with Airline Partners at ITB Berlin 2018

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne and the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Francis, held discussions with airline partners on the sidelines of the 2018 ITB fair, held from March 7 to 11, in Berlin, Germany.

They met with officials from Qatar Airways, Edelweiss Air and Turkish Airlines.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Hotel Updates: Auberge Chez Plume

Auberge d'Anse Boileau Changes its Name

Kindly note that Auberge d'Anse Boileau, on Mahé Island, Seychelles,  has now changed its name to "Auberge Chez Plume."

Monday, 12 March 2018

Seychelles Tourism News

Seychelles Tourism Board Trains North American Travel Trade Professionals to Better Sell the Destination

The Seychelles Tourism Board’s Regional Director for Africa & the Americas, David Germain, recently conducted a ‘Seychelles product & destination training’ for a group of American tourism professionals.

Mr Germain took advantage of his visit to Los Angeles, USA for the Travel and Adventure Show to conduct the training session.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Expands Online Check-In to Five New Destinations

Air Seychelles has today expanded its online check-in service to five new destinations: Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai and Paris.

The service allows travellers to check-in for inbound and outbound flights from up to 24 hours before departure by simply going to, making the journey simpler and faster.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Seychelles Tourism News

ITB Berlin 2018 – Seychelles Records Another Fruitful Participation  

With Germany already leading the Seychelles' visitors arrival figures in 2018, the island destination has not failed to create more hype at this year's ITB Berlin.

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has once again been joined by an enthusiastic group of trade partners at ITB Berlin 2018, being held at Messe Berlin, Germany.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Celebrates Women's Day with Special Female Flight

In celebration of International Women's Day yesterday, Air Seychelles operated a special flight between Seychelles and Johannesburg with a female captain and a team of all-female cabin crew.

At the controls of flight HM061 was Captain Nicole Changleng, while the guests were looked after by Cabin Manager Janice Benstrong, Cabin Senior Anick Souris, and Flight Attendants Gabriella Julie and Rohana Adelaide.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

New Property Alert: Hotel Cote d’Or Lodge

Mason's Travel Adds Hotel Cote d’Or Lodge to Our Accommodation Portfolio

Hotel Côte d’Or Lodge, on Praslin Island, Seychelles has recently been added to our accommodation portfolio

Côte d’Or Lodge is the ideal spot for a memorable holiday as you are located on one of the finest beaches of Praslin close to the Côte d’Or village. 

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Seychelles in the Spotlight

Seychelles wins 2018 Tourism Award by UK's LUX magazine

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has added yet another award bestowed upon the island destination to its ever-growing collection. Seychelles has been named the 'Best Indian Ocean Luxury Travel Destination' as part of the 2018 Tourism Awards by LUX magazine in the UK.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Hotel Updates: Le Domaine de L ‘Orangerie

Change in Combava Restaurant Operating Days

Please take note with immediate effect Combava Restaurant at Le Domaine de L ‘Orangerie  on La Digue Island Seychelles, will now be closed on Wednesdays for dinner.

As an alternative, guests can dine at the hotel's Santosha Restaurant.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Seychelles Tourism News

Mayotte takes the helm of the Indian Ocean's Vanilla Islands

Mayotte has assumed the rotating presidency of the Vanilla Islands, taking over from the Comoros that was leading the organisation for the past year.

The President of the Departmental Council of Mayotte, Mr. Soibahadine Ibrahim Ramadani, was handed over the mandate to lead the regional grouping on February 8, 2018. This was during a ceremony held at the Departmental Council of Mayotte and facilitated by the Chief Executive Officer of the Vanilla Islands, Mr Pascal Viroleau.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Hotel Updates: North Island Seychelles

North Island Seychelles Celebrates 21 Years of Sustainable Tourism

Turning 21 is the 'coming of age' in many cultures - the reaching of adulthood or even the end of the learning phase in a child's life. In North Island's case, turning 21 is just the start! Over two decades in all of our lives, both North Island and Wilderness Safaris' teams, speak more to the beginning of North Island's lifespan and evolution, as it is only now starting to evolve into the adult we envisioned and what was really planned for it.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Hotel Updates: JA Enchanted Island Resort

'Enchanted Island' Officially Changes its Name, New Logo

 Attention travel industry professionals, we would like to inform you that Enchanted Island Resort by JA Resorts & Hotels on Round Island, Seychelles, has recently changed their name.   

Their new business name is JA Enchanted Island Resort.  A new logo has also been designed and can be seen below. 

Friday, 2 March 2018

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches

The New Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches is Now Open for Guests

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches, the newest luxury resort in Seychelles, is welcomed its first guests this Thursday March 1, 2018. The resort features 71 lodgings, offering a choice of beach bungalows, villas, suites and multi-bedroom Residences, all with private pool and direct beach access. Desroches,  which is part of the Amirantes group, is administered by the Island Development Company (IDC), and can be reached in 35 minutes by plane from the main island, Mahé.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Hotel Updates: Amitie Chalets

Temporary Closure: Amitie Chalets - 01.09.2018 - 01.09.2018

Please note we have been advised that Amitie Chalets, on Praslin Island, Seychelles, will be closed from 01st September through to the 30th September 2018. During this time hotel will be doing roof repair of  the chalets.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Hotel Updates: CaranaBeach Hotel

CaranaBeach Celebrates Chinese New Year with Traditional Feast, Lion Dancers

The CaranaBeach Hotel welcomed the Year of the Dog in style last Friday, with a sumptuous buffet of cuisines from the Far East to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Conservation News

Debt for Dolphins: Seychelles Creates Huge Marine Parks in World-First Finance Scheme 

An innovative exchange of sovereign debt for marine conservation, backed by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, could pave the way to saving large swaths of the world’s oceans 

Monday, 26 February 2018

Hotel Updates: Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa Taking Steps To Reduce Plastic Across Resorts

At a time when ecotourism is continuing to grow as a trend amongst travellers and with even the UK’s royal estate announcing plans to cut down on plastic use, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is delighted to announce a new initiative that aims to reduce the amount of plastic on the island. 

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Restaurant Updates: Club Liberté Casino

Club  Liberté Casino Welcomes New Sushi Chef, to Delight of Patrons

After their acclaimed sushi chef retired to his native Phillipines, 
the task for the operators of  Club Liberté was to find a chef  equal or better. Well, we think that they have succeeded. 

The new chef, Jerico, has only been in place a short time, but already he is offering some “Wow!” sushi, according to a review in the St. Ange Tourism Report

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Hotel Updates: Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Six Senses Zil Pasyon Debuts Video: Reconnect with nature on Félicité Island

Six Senses Zil Pasyon has released a video showcasing the unique beauty of Félicité, the lushly forested granitic island it calls home and its captivating surroundings. Woven into the video is the story of a family, experiencing many of the out-of-the-ordinary activities that Six Senses Zil Pasyon has to offer. 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

New Property Alert: Le Nautique Luxury Waterfront Hotel

Mason's Travel Adds Le Nautique Luxury Waterfront Hotel to Our Accommodation Portfolio

Le Nautique Luxury Waterfront Hotel, a new property on La Digue Island, Seychelles has been added to our accommodation portfolio. 

The hotel's rooms have been designed to reflect an authentic island style of accommodation. This boutique hotel boasts classic Creole architecture, wide breezy verandahs, sweeping staircases and floor to ceiling doors.  

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Five Most Romantic Moments in Petite Anse

At Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, no one takes love more seriously than the Memory Makers. Three handpicked members of the Resort’s management team work tirelessly to ensure couples have the most romantic getaway of their lives, perfecting magical moments and recommending experiences that suit their distinct and individual preferences.

Here, the Memory Makers recommend their top five most romantic moments to be discovered in Petite Anse.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Hotel Updates: Six Senses Zil Payson

Six Senses Zil Payson Adds Expansive Residences to its Inventory

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, located on the private island of Félicité in Seychelles, has added two elegant three- and four-bedroom residences to meet the growing demand of groups of friends and families looking for a holiday escape that allows large groups to stay together under one roof.

The new residences, located above the resort on elevated terrain, take full advantage of the breathtaking views across the Indian Ocean and are a welcome addition to the existing 30 one- and two-bedroom villas at Six Senses Zil Payson.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Hotel Updates: Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay

Renovations at Silhouette Lounge: 01.03.2018 - 30.04.2018

Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay, will be carrying out a refurbishment/renovation  at the Silhouette Lounge from the 01st March to 30th April 2018 - the works will take place Mondays to Saturdays 10am to 6pm.

The hotel are beautifying the area of Lounge and  no structural change is taking place .The hotel is not excepting disturbance to guest rooms as this is located far from the guests accommodation areas.

During this time clients may use Silhouette Garden and Sandsation bar which will be operational.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Seychelles Tourism News

Austria Among the Seychelles' top 6 Leading Markets at Start of 2018

While Germany maintains its position as the Seychelles' leading tourism market at the start of 2018, another German speaking market - Austria - is also showing that it has the potential to become an important market for the country.

After having sent 8,720 visitors to Seychelles in 2017, Austria has already sent 68 percent more tourists the island nation so far in 2018.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Hotel Updates: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Eco-Friendly Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare Recognised by Luxury Travel Guide

February is widely recognised as being the month of love, and this month Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare has received recognition for the love it’s been showing the planet. It was announced earlier this week that the Baie Lazare hotel was the winner of the Luxury Travel Guide’s Luxury Eco-Friendly Hotel Award for Seychelles.  

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Seychelles Tourism News

Seychelles Tourism Board Rolls-Out 'The Call of the Islands' Campaign in France

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has launched an above-the-line advertising campaign in France aimed at reaching out to potential holidaymakers on the market.

The campaign was rolled-out from mid-January through to the first week of February 2018, and comprised of TV spots and billboards.